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3601 Dürnstein, Austria
As Crystal Mozart approaches a gentle bend in the Danube, the village of Dürnstein comes into sight—and it makes a dazzling first impression with the distinctive blue and white tower of the old town’s Abbey Church and, up above, the rocky ruins of...
3390 Melk, Austria
With its soaring domes and Baroque flourishes, Melk Abbey occupies a grand position on a bluff overlooking the Danube. It’s long been a center of learning, famous for its 100,000-volume library, where Umberto Eco researched his novel The Name of...
Bratislava is made up of medieval stone buildings; 18th- and 19th-century palaces; hulking reminders of the Soviet era; and some sleek modern designs, all overseen by the dignified castle on the hill above the river. Local culture also blends old...
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